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Fake IDs - Are They Legal Or Illegal?

Oct 22, 2007
To answer this question, you have to consider what you will be using the ID for. If you plan to use it to purchase alcohol, tobacco, or as a visa or driver's license, then yes, they are illegal. If you fake your information, such as your age or date of birth, then yes, they are illegal. However, if you are using it as an alternate form of ID while traveling then you are perfectly safe.

You have to be careful of whom you get your ID from and what is put on the card. There are a variety of scam sites out there and knowing what to look for or the service offered can make a large difference.

The concept around fake ID cards is that they are for Novelty purposes only. Any copies of the Following documents, whether False or Fake, are illegal, the documents are; Connexions Card, Portman Prove It Card, Garda ID Card, Passports, Driving Licenses, NUS Cards, DVLA Cards, Immigration Certificates, National Age Card, or Local Council Cards.

How is it possible to make fake ID's legally? If the fake IDs do not infringe on legal documents, or copyrighting laws, they are not considered illegal. If you lie about your age and then use the Fake ID cards for any illegal purposes, then it is Illegal. You need to make sure your information is correct and misrepresenting any part of the Document is considered illegal. The cards are not meant to replace government issued IDs, school IDs, or other documentation, such as a passport. If there is a mistake while filling out your information, you need to correct it immediately, or if your ID has incorrect information, you need to contact the seller and get it changed.

There are a variety of places fake ID cards can be sold to are vast, however using a fake ID in any of these following countries is illegal; the USA and any dependents, US military locations world wide, and any territory claimed by the USA. Other countries that ban the use of Fake IDs are Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Mexico, and Nigeria. If the fake ID is used as a Gag Gift or harmless prank where no one is injured or any Laws are broken, then they are legal.

When purchasing, make sure the company you are buying them from is legitimate. Buying a fake ID from a scam company can cost you money and time, but they can also get you in trouble by allowing you to own one in a place where they are considered illegal. You can easily check to see who is legal and who is not by doing a web search with the word scam in the keyword phrase.

Most of the trusted sites will have notes or disclaimers about their cards and it should help clear any confusion. The following information is what you may find but not always, the cards are not license to drive, to prove age or place of residence, it does not give rights or privileges to the card holder, and is not a legal or official document.

Following the rules will make sure you are having legal fun with your fake ID.
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